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Results: 1 - 20 of 120
  • 26 Jun 2020
    Transforming Dutch youth care. Learning from Utrecht

    Since 2015, Dutch municipalities are responsible for all youth care. Most Dutch municipalities have made limited progress in achieving the main goals of the reform while also struggling with endemic budget deficits. ...

  • 24 Jun 2020
    Institutional racism and academia

    The killing of George Floyd has prompted renewed focus on institutional racism around the world, including in the Netherlands. However, not everybody agrees on what institutional racism is, how it operates and how we ...

  • 22 Jun 2020
    Home and Belonging in the City in times of COVID-19

    Urban Geographer and CUS-member Fenne Pinkster has initiated a collaborative research project with OIS Amsterdam, the city’s Research, Information and Statistics department, to study how Amsterdammers have ...

  • 8 Jun 2020
    Digital infrastructure for research into all 17 million inhabitants of the Netherlands

    An interdisciplinary consortium of the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and Statistics Netherlands (CBS), receives €1 million to build an open digital infrastructure for safe network analysis of all ...

  • 4 Jun 2020
    What explains violence in elections?

    Last year, more than one hundred people died during the general elections in Nigeria. When and why do we see such violence? How can we understand why politicians sometimes engage in violence themselves, while in ...

  • 18 May 2020
    New research opens the black box of corporate tax avoidance

    Corporate tax avoidance by multinational corporations is not too different from alchemy. The latter claims to transform metals into gold. The former aims to transform operating profits made in one country—say, by ...

  • 9 Apr 2020
    EU-funded researchers concerned how coronavirus will impact refugees

    Concern for the well-being of refugees is growing. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) sounded the alarm over conditions in crowded reception centres on five Greek islands. Is the EU doing enough to ...

  • 31 Mar 2020
    Ward Berenschot, professor by special appointment of Comparative Political Anthropology of South and Southeast Asia

    Dr Ward Berenschot (1977) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Comparative Political Anthropology of South and Southeast Asia at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of ...

  • 30 Mar 2020
    What epidemics can teach us about burial places

    Having seen the shocking images of the coffins piled up in Italy on the internet, we need to ask ourselves whether we and the rest of the world are prepared for the considerable impact of the coronavirus epidemic. ...

  • 26 Mar 2020
    Dutch citizens support European solidarity in fighting epidemic

    Dutch citizens are prepared to give the European Union a more central role when it comes to fighting an epidemic. This is the result of a survey conducted before the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis by an ...

  • 25 Mar 2020
    Future-Proof Cities

    Cities are facing major challenges when it comes to the housing stock, the energy transition, urban quality of life and well-being, the circular economy and climate adaptation.

  • 3 Mar 2020
    Tracking the rise of Euroscepticism and support for the far-right

    Support for Eurosceptic and far-right political parties continues to rise across Europe, according to a new version of the PopuList, which is launched today. The PopuList is an international collaboration, led by UvA ...

  • 24 Feb 2020
    Open Call: Joint Seed Grant Centre for Urban Studies and CREATE

    In this second call, grants will be awarded of between €2.500 and €5.000 per grant, up to a total call budget of €15.000. With a well-developed argument grants higher than €5.000 can also be considered. Grant ...

  • 24 Feb 2020
    Recap CREATE and CUS Network Day

    On the 30th of January, we hosted the fourth edition of the Urban Studies Network Day at the Lloyd Hotel. The Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) co-hosted this networking event for urban scholars with the CREATE research ...

  • 17 Feb 2020
    Kick off: Global Digital Cultures

    On Friday, 27 March 2020, the University of Amsterdam will kick-off its new research priority area ‘Global Digital Cultures’ (GDC). Researchers and students from all faculties at the UvA are warmly invited to this ...

  • 10 Feb 2020
    Replication study contradicts claim that conservatives have stronger physiological responses to threats than liberals

    For years, a study from 2008 that claimed that conservative people have stronger physiological reactions to threatening stimuli than those who express liberal views, has been widely quoted. A replication study, led ...

  • 10 Feb 2020
    The City Unfinished - Episode 3

    This episode is all about Amsterdam smells. Sarita Jarmack sat down with art historian Caro Verbeek to discuss smell in art history and urban history.

  • 29 Jan 2020
    Cities and Mobilities Awarded Grants

    The Cities & Mobilities seminar series in 2017-2018 generated a whole community of academics and practitioners interested in keeping the conversation going. So, in 2019, Anna Nikolaeva decided to use the remaining ...

  • 23 Jan 2020
    Give willing Member States and European cities a central role in the asylum system

    A central European asylum system supported by all Member States is never going to happen. Organise the reception of asylum seekers among willing Member States, let the other Member States financially contribute and ...

  • 13 Jan 2020
    New grant for research: Protecting Migrants Against Violence

    ​​​​​​​The Swedish Research Council has awarded a second major grant for collaborative research on migration between the Universities of Gothenburg and Amsterdam. This new grant will support Anja Karlsson Franck ...